The Well of Souls

Lurking quietly and directly beneath the Paxton Manor lies an enormous underground lake, the depth of its waters and height of its walls remain a mystery to this day. One single well, located in the deepest corner of the manor’s basement, is the only entrance to the lake’s frigid waters. Having been built long before the manor existed, the lake’s fame spread throughout Loudoun County. Local newspapers told of one man who braved the journey into the lake’s vast array of caverns by being lowered 30 feet into the unknown abyss with only a canoe. He spoke of water so clear that he couldn’t see the bottom and caverns so large that he wouldn’t dare venture through them.

Only a few years ago was the entrance to the well rediscovered with its lid firmly in place. It is unknown how many have ventured into the depths of the lake and who or what they found – or if they ever made it out. So much more than a haunted house in Loudoun County, the Paxton Manor has real history full of horror and paranormal activity.

Are you brave enough to enter the Well of Souls?

Are you brave enough to walk through the basement where the well’s entrance is located? Are its dark corners, haunted halls and low ceilings too terrifying to witness?

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